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Logic 8 ask for xskey after installing Logic Sudio 8.0.2

Discussion in 'Logic 8' started by robdsmith, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. robdsmith

    robdsmith New Member

    I have a new Macbook and installed Logic Studio again. But now Logic asked my xskey serial number and it doesn,t work. The xskey was defect about a year ago but after that it always worked well.

    How can I solve this. My normal serial number is OK but the XSKey number is wrong.
  3. Markdvc

    Markdvc Administrator Staff Member

  4. robdsmith

    robdsmith New Member

    The problem is I don't have the SKey anymore it was defect
  5. robdsmith

    robdsmith New Member

    So I must find a solution for the XSKey serial number wich Logic Studio strange enough refuse!
  6. Markdvc

    Markdvc Administrator Staff Member

    Do you mean you don't have it physically? You need an XSKey to install the Logic 8 update.

  7. robdsmith

    robdsmith New Member

    It was broken for more than a year ago and Apple don't give new ones. But on my old Macbook (it's still alive) it workes without the key on 8.02. But now with my new Powerbook I have to have the Key or the serial number. The key is broken and the serial number is refused bij Logic Pro.
  8. The XSKey *needs* to be physically connected to your computer when installing the update version of Logic 8, there's no way around it. Once you run it for the first time, you can disconnect the key and store it at some safe place, Logic will never ask for it again.

    With a broken key, you better make sure to find it. Perhaps you can talk to Apples support and when you send in the broken key, they might send you a full version of Logic 8 rather than an update (the full version doesn't need any key at all).

    You may as well try to copy your existing (and still intact, as you say) Logic installation to your new machine (just make sure to also copy the preference files related to Logic). No idea whether that'd work, but it's perhaps worth a try.
    Or you could perhaps even check whether the migration assistent (I never actually used it myself) allows for the transfer of single applications and their settings.

    - Sascha
  9. robdsmith

    robdsmith New Member

    THNX Sascha,

    IK will try your suggestions this week. And let know the results.
  10. Orren Merton

    Orren Merton Logic Samurai / Administrator Staff Member

    Really, the only chance you have is to email Apple support in your country, tell them the story, and see if can help somehow.


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